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Old 04-30-2010, 11:16 AM
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Was it cold or warm outside. Could be as simple as thick oil on a cold morning. Sometimes takes a few more cranks to get started.
Lol yup try 40 below 0, she takes a minute to crank. But I would check your battery, just cuz it's newer doesn't mean that it hasn't gone bad.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:23 AM
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Should have left the FRF stickers on it. IMHO, it could help your sale from the aspect that not only do you truly care for your Ranger, but you have the knowledge on how best to maintain it.
I was going to leave a biz card in it. I am also lookin at taking it to CarMax, so they would take it off anyways.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:27 AM
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Was it cold or warm outside. Could be as simple as thick oil on a cold morning. Sometimes takes a few more cranks to get started.
I was not too cold or too warm out... about 65 degrees and sunny out. The spark plugs are still the originals, and I've been meaning to change those, and is there really any good way to test the battery?
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:29 AM
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Installed my 6k HID's in my fogs. Bright now!

See!
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:30 AM
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I was not too cold or too warm out... about 65 degrees and sunny out. The spark plugs are still the originals, and I've been meaning to change those, and is there really any good way to test the battery?
Yeah, use a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) you should have anywhere over 12.4 volts and it should be fine in my experience. But that doesn't mean that you don't have a bad cell in it. You can also get a battery load test done. I'd go talk to your local parts house about that, they would also be able to check you battery voltage too.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:35 AM
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Take the truck to Autozone and ask them to check your battery. It'll take them a minute or two and it's free.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:30 PM
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Unfortunately I'm at my Father's house until next week and the nearest Autozone is about a 30 min drive away.... lol

I'll probably wait it out until next week and get it checked then... unless the motor doesn't turn over anymore.

How often do our starter motors go bad? The truck only has 40K on the odometer and its a 2004 4.0v6
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:47 PM
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im taking my starter to get tested in a few min. Mines an 01 with 158k miles. Their only 80 new with lifetime warranty
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:48 PM
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Unfortunately I'm at my Father's house until next week and the nearest Autozone is about a 30 min drive away.... lol

I'll probably wait it out until next week and get it checked then... unless the motor doesn't turn over anymore.

How often do our starter motors go bad? The truck only has 40K on the odometer and its a 2004 4.0v6
Unless your starter has gotten wet, like you submerged the truck, really nothing should be wrong with your starter. Check the wiring going to the starter, there might be a high resistance. Starters really never go bad until many many years of abuse.
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:54 PM
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stared at it in the driveway swearing.. Look for a post tomorrow in this thread from me. It may read "traded the mother fucker in for a jeep".
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:57 PM
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What's wrong with it Drew?
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:33 PM
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What's wrong with it Drew?
Shit I don't know, I was a little too rough on it yesterday (don't know if that has anything to do with it) but now I've got a "noise" coming from the front end of the engine. It's a grinding, squeaking, rattling sound. My guesses are timing chain, water pump or some pulley or bearing. Depending on the severity of the repair is the fate of the truck.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:56 PM
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installed new alpine head unit and new tailgate light bar. everything works wicked! tailgate light bar is sick! pics are uploading
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:59 PM
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Hauled some old patio furniture to my aunts house. Also killed a bigass bee's nest out of the bed.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:12 PM
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I filled mine up with petrol today & checked the MPG as I always do. Got 34.7MPG. not to shabby for something with a widow sticker rating of 21 city & 26 hiway.
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